Today is the deadline for our Staff Lead Team to turn in our annual goals. I love dreaming. I need goals. They are related but different. Don’t treat goals like dreams.
Goals are useless when . . .
. . . you use them to dream. You can write down “lose 25lbs. this year” but unless you have a plan of action to eat less and exercise more you’re only writing words on paper. Goals are useless motivators.
Goals are helpful when . . .
. . . you use them to focus. Goals clear away all that you could do and identify what you will do. Goals are dreams wearing work clothes.